Spike Jonze, the director of Adaptation, Being John Malkovich, and Where The Wild Things Are, is about to release his newest entry. It’s titled Her.
The trailer showcases Spike Jonze’s trademark sense of timing, quirky characters, and unique sensibility. Her appears to be a meditation upon relationships and the nature of love in the digital age.
The synopsis is:
Set in Los Angeles, slightly in the future, “her” follows Theodore Twombly, a complex, soulful man who makes his living writing touching, personal letters for other people. Heartbroken after the end of a long relationship, he becomes intrigued with a new, advanced operating system, which promises to be an intuitive entity in its own right, individual to each user. Upon initiating it, he is delighted to meet “Samantha,” a bright, female voice, who is insightful, sensitive and surprisingly funny. As her needs and desires grow, in tandem with his own, their friendship deepens into an eventual love for each other. From the unique perspective of Oscar-nominated filmmaker Spike Jonze comes an original love story that explores the evolving nature—and the risks—of intimacy in the modern world.